You’ll Never Guess What This Device Does!

September 19, 2017



Welp, that is what it is.

JUVALIPS is here

According to Instagram, the millennials have called it:  Plump asses and full plumped lips are now the norm.

But seriously, why would any young woman spend her hard earned money on overpriced fillers and lip injections? Save that for us older women who are really battling with anti-aging fullness-depletion!

JuvaLips, is a perfect way to see if this is even right for you. You may prefer your natural pout. You may find plumper fits your face better. Who knows. But here is a very temporary, noninvasive way to find out.

The convenient, safe and natural way to plump- no more ridiculous looking lips or bruising while achieving your fuller pout and seeing if this is right for you.

The process lasts one minute to two minutes and can be done longer for stronger effects. It works with suction to the lips that boosts blood flow into the capillaries of your lips and also minimizes the fine lines around the lips. This is the part that speaks to us too, as years of smoking, sun and aging certainly create unsightly lip lines that can cost a ton to manage.

The sleek design comes in a compact size so it is easy to take on the go for touch ups and travel.

JuvaLips is battery powered with a soft contoured fit that provides a gentle comfortable seal and comes with a removable mouthpiece for easy cleaning as well as replaceable felt liners that apply equal pressure on the lips. The pushbutton control provides consistent treatments for each use as the pressure regulated pump gives safe and reliable results.

Purchase includes:

  • JuvaLips Original lip plumper device
  • Removable mouthpiece
  • Microfiber carrying bag
  • Two AAA batteries

Also includes 5 replacement pads, these pads last for hundreds of uses and are available for purchase.


*Sponsored post - 
XX Ashley


September 18, 2017

Groomed LA gets us outside – in nature – for the ultimate wellness and healing.

We are talking communing with nature, dropping everything (including our phones – yikes!) and getting quiet. LA life has us frazzled, parenting has us frustrated, and we have taken note.

Please join us as we bring you the ultimate anti-dote to all things high-maintenance.

Groomed LA – Get Outside! is soon to be your ultimate go-to guide for outdoor adventure and getting back to nature. No appointment necessary!

The Luxury Wine Gift You Need To Send This Holiday Season

September 15, 2017


The 2017 HALL & WALT Holiday Gift Guide

From Napa and Sonoma Counties

Listen. There are two things I only ever want as gifts. Ok, three. Massages, candles and wine.

It’s just around the corner. Gift season peeps. And get used to it cuz it aint going away until Jan. 1, 2018. Before you know it you’ll be figuring out what wine goes to whom for Thanksgiving and so on. If you’re a parent, then I’ll meet you at the kitchen island with your besites, scarfing candy corn and washing it down with Pinot just before you hustle out to go trick-or-treating.

Enter HALL & WALT.

This Napa/Sonoma county sourced Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir Holiday Gift Sets are inspired by a pursuit of classic varietal flavors. And we at GLA are all about the pure classic note.

For HALL, known for producing big, bold Cabernets, the sets are all about quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet.

The WALT Pinot Noir brand focuses on wines of a place, with fruit sourced from up and down the California Coast. WALT Single Vineyard Pinot Noir wines allow pinotfiles to be introduced to vineyards that span 1,000 miles as far South as Santa Barbara, all the way up to Willamete Valley in Oregon.

(Road trip anyone? Wine tasting? Whatdaya say? I’m in!)

Check out the stunningly curated gifting options, send them directly to lucky lovers, friends, bosses and co-workers and for the love of the wine gods, order some for yourself. The boxes are stunning (fyi!).

Also, by all means – this wonderful company will work with you to curate and personalize a gift.

Becoming a member will knock down prices too, of course.

Above is a myriad of gift sets perfect for the novice wine drinker to the ultimate Cabernet and Pinot collector.

One stand-out set includes flagship wines from both HALL & WALT in the Heritage Set.

The 2014 Kathryn Hall Cabernet exudes warmth and allure with enticing aromas of sweet dark plum, cocoa powder, and dusty earth. This wine is paired with 2015 Bob’s Ranch Pinot Noir for the set, a single vineyard Pinot Noir that showcases Wild blueberry nuances, crushed rock, and hints of truffle to create this firm, spicy oak structure and focused palate. 

I think I just fainted!

Sets will be available for purchase at both ( ( next month.

Book this page and you are good until 2018!

Family Craft Fun Books from Quarto Knows – Yes, I’m Down With This!

September 13, 2017

Quarto Knows

is your go-to for the  best crafting books on the block. Listen peeps, gift season is swiftly approaching! Get this website in your back pocket!

Quarto is killin’ it with a new batch of all-in-one crafting kits. No, not just for amazing kid prezzies. I am totally IN ON THIS ACTION!

So whether you’re interested in macramé, felting, cross-stitch, or embroidery, these kits have everything you need to get started, including the supplies for two projects.

These boxes are the perfect way to learn something new, or to give to loved ones who are interested in needlework but unsure where to start. (Like moi!)

Currently on our studio desks:

Modern Macramé by Justine Vasquez

10 Simple Projects to Enhance Your Home

ISBN: 9780760355022

becker&mayer! | September 19, 2017

Macramé is making a big comeback, and this kit provides exciting and attractive projects inspired by classic favorites, like an owl hanging, and a market shoulder bag. This is macramé for a new generation, though, and includes modern twists like coasters and a customizable hanging shelf. Includes 10 elegant designs, step-by-step instructions, an introduction on knot tying techniques, and all the supplies needed to create a mini plant hanger and a mini wall hanging.

Macrame is back! The retro art of tying cords into patterns has become the home decor trend of the moment. Modern Macrame brings this easy and fun craft up to date with ten stylish projects featuring bright colors, new materials, and elegant lines.

Complete with all the materials you need to make two projects–a mini plant hanger and a mini wall hanging–this fabulous kit also features an illustrated book with instructions for ten sophisticated projects. A knotting tutorial guides you through classic macrame knots to teach you the basics so you can move on to making your own unique designs.

Create items for your home, like the classic hanging owl, or show off your skills to the world with a mesh shoulder bag. Throughout, each project is accompanied by photographic step-by-step instructions that will make you a macramé expert in no time!

Justine Vasquez is a content marketer who has always had a flair for anything crafty. When she is not working or making new macrame pieces, she is finding new, exciting places to take her boys, baking, and drinking a lot of coffee.

[endif]Felt Friends: Woodland Critters by Aimee Ray

Create 20 Cute Forest Friends
ISBN: 9781631063756

becker&mayer! | September 12, 2017

This unique kit includes a fully-illustrated book of 20 cuddly, felted, animals and plants, plus all the tools and supplies needed to create ten sweet woodland creatures. Each project includes step-by-step instructions along with a photo of the finished product and how to customize each critter. Includes an embroidery needle, a fabric pen, die-cut templates, felt embroidery floss, and stuffing; everything you need to get started.

Felt Friends: Woodland Critters gathers a menagerie of lovable felted animals and plants in one fabulous kit, complete with a detailed guide for crafting twenty projects.

From a fuzzy fox to a winking owl, these adorable projects can become a variety of accessories; hanging ornaments, magnets, finger puppets, broaches, garlands, and more! The fully illustrated book includes an introduction to all the stitches and knots needed for the embroidering and sewing projects, and step-by-step instructions and photos of the final product.

This unique kit comes fully stocked with an embroidery needle and a fabric pen, as well as all the materials and supplies needed to create ten projects: acorn, bear, beaver, deer, frog, hedgehog, leaf, raccoon, robin, and tree. Bring these snuggly critters into your home and your heart with felting!

Jane Iredale Skin Supplements: Ingestible Beauty

September 10, 2017

The optimal balance between beauty and wellness

 jane iredale – THE SKINCARE MAKEUP has a spanking new complete range of nutritional beauty supplements to support skin health. Oh! And totally affordable.

Cutting through the hype to create beauty supplements of exceptional quality and efficacy, the research-backed, ethically sourced ingredients perform at the very core of your skin, where topical creams can’t reach, leaving skin clearer, brighter, smoother and more youthful looking.

The new range of supplements launch this month and are the first step in an effective skincare routine by targeting specific skin concerns while supporting overall skin health.

Take a peek at

Skin Omegas – ideal for dry skin.

Skin Vitamin A – ideal for oily skin

Skin Antioxidant – ideal for skin protection

Skin Accumax – ideal for acneic skin

jane iredale Skin Omegas

 ($47 single pack,

Made from premium, highly purified omega-3 fish oil and omega-6 from evening primrose oil, Skin Omegas helps maintain skin integrity and a healthy lipid layer for a smooth, luminous complexion.

jane iredale Skin Antioxidant

 ($50 single pack,

Formulated with seven super antioxidant phytonutrients found in plants.

Antioxidants help to protect and repair the skin, which keeps it looking younger for longer. The phytonutrients in Skin Antioxidant are especially effective since they are enhanced with beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A.

jane iredale Skin Accumax

 ($65.80 single pack,

Combines vitamins A and C with DIM, a highly-active phytonutrient found in broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale. This holistic formula is easily absorbed by the body, and is designed to clear all types of acne and improve overall the health of the skin from the inside out. Results show Skin Accumax helps to clear acne breakouts as early as ten to twelve weeks.



jane iredale Skin Complete


This duo pack is a combination of two premium supplements that promote healthy skin: Skin Vitamin A and Skin Antioxidant. They are available as a pack together, or separately.

This week I just started these two below – I’ll let you know how I do!!

Skin Complete is the first step in any good skincare regimen. Suitable for all skin types, this duo pack is a combination of two premium supplements that promote healthy skin: Skin Vitamin A and Skin Antioxidant. They are available as a pack together, or separately.

Skin Antioxidant – A skincare supplement suggested for all skin types. Skin Antioxidant is formulated with seven super antioxidant phytonutrients found in plants. The skin is bombarded with damaging free radicals day and night; everything from airborne toxins to any source of light, including your computer screen. Antioxidants help to protect and repair the skin, which keeps it looking younger for longer.* The phytonutrients in Skin Antioxidant are especially effective since they are enhanced with beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A. One capsule daily with food is recommended.

Skin Vitamin A – A skincare supplement suggested for all skin types. Skin Vitamin A contains vitamin A enriched with vitamin D. Vitamin A is important to cell production and growth. It also stimulates the cells responsible for the skin’s firm and healthy tissue and so is known as the anti-aging vitamin.* Vitamin D optimizes the skin’s immune system and helps to destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging.* By supplementing with Skin Vitamin A, you will help nourish your skin from the inside. Each capsule contains optimum levels in an easily absorbable form. One capsule a day with food is recommended.

Skin Accumax is a nutritional supplement designed to promote healthy skin in order to help clear non-cystic acne and improve problem skin in general.

Suitable for all skin types, it works from the inside to improve the quality of skin throughout the body.* Scientists have blended a specific combination of vitamins with diindolylmethane (DIM), a phytonutrient identified in cruciferous vegetables.

This precise concentration of active ingredients has a powerful effect on the health and look of the skin.* For maximum benefits, four capsules a day with food is recommended for a minimum of 14 weeks.

Not Suitable for:

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Anyone planning pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • People under 16 years of age
  • Those under medical supervision. It is important to consult a doctor before use.

Not tested on animals. Manufactured in the UK to certified Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) regulations. FDA registered.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Read our Skin Accumax frequently asked questions